NASA Wavelength Resources Collection

NASA Wavelength is a collection of resources that incorporate NASA content and have been subject to peer review. You can search this collection using key words and/or the drop down menus to pinpoint resources to use with your audience of learners.
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Paper Model of the Kepler Spacecraft

Learners will make a paper model of Kepler space telescope. Ideas for use include hanging all models in a display case that also houses student work. Note: the activity includes updated information in 2009 about the change from an articulated (movable) antenna to a fixed antenna on Kepler.

Back to the Future

Students will compare aerial photos of their area from the past with current photos, noting differences and then conducting ground truth investigations to determine what happened.

Coastal Upwelling: The Biological Pump and the Significance of Upwelling

This self-paced, interactive tutorial explores how biological activity helps to determine vertical nutrient distributions in the ocean, examines why upwelling boosts marine productivity, and considers how various physical forces interact to determine upwelling.

Dinner in the Dark

In this lesson, learners will discover how certain snakes (pit-vipers) can find prey using a natural infrared sensor and will extend their understandings by exploring infrared technology applications.

Vesta Mosaic: Art informing science

This is an activity about albedo, which is a measurement of the reflectance of a planetary surface. Learners will classify areas on an image in terms of albedo values and then sketch their own portion of an image from space.

MY NASA DATA: Tropical Atlantic Aerosols

In this lesson, students will download and analyze two sets of aerosol data: one from 2003 found on the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS), and one from 2006 taken from the NASA Earth Observations (NEO) site.

Spheres of Earth

The activity introduces students to aspects of the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and litho/geosphere and how they are interrelated. It is designed to promote an interest in authentic investigations of Earth using images acquired by astronauts as the hook.

IBEX: Exploring the Edge of Our Solar System

This is a poster that outlines the major mission highlights of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, mission, a Small Explorer Earth-orbiting spacecraft that is mapping the distant boundary between the solar wind from our Sun and the interstellar medium, the material between the stars.

Satellite Images

In this online, interactive module, students learn about the three types of satellite images (visible, infrared, and water vapor); how to identify basic cloud types and storm systems in satellite images; and demonstrate the basic knowledge necessary to interpret satellite observations.

MY NASA DATA: Linkages between Surface Temperature and Tropospheric Ozone

In this data analysis activity, students investigate the relationship between between surface temperature, tropospheric ozone, and air quality.